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Sand Gnats Nip Crawdads, 2-0

The Hickory Crawdads received a stellar pitching performance from starting pitching Frank Lopez Saturday night, with the lefty taking a no-hitter into the 6th inning. Full Story

Martin Makes Successful Pro Debut

It didn't take Sam Martin very long to make himself comfortable in the National Football League. Martin, who made his professional debut with the Detroit Lions Friday

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Sand Gnats Strand 14 In 4-1 Loss

The Hickory Crawdads played with fire virtually all night against the Savannah Sand Gnats, but in the end the 'Dads pitchers were able to avoid getting burned as the Full Story

Vols-Austin Peay Game On Pay-Per-View

The University of Tennessee's football season opener and Butch Jones' debut as head coach of the Vols will be televised on a pay-per-view basis across the state of

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Panthers Down Bears In Preseason Opener

At times, there was the sort of sloppiness you'd expect from a preseason opener, but Panthers head coach Ron Rivera walked away pleased with his team's effort in

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LMC Soccer Signs Three To Complete Recruiting Class

Three student-athletes have signed to attend Lees-McRae College in the fall of 2013 and play women's soccer, announced head coach Nick Whiting Friday. Brenna Cripe (Monroe, N.C.), Lena Langille (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), and Kalyn Dumanowsky (Flowery Branch, Ga.) join an already deep and talented recruiting class Full Story

ASU Camp Report: August 9

Appalachian State University football held its second two-a-day practices of fall camp on Friday with a morning session at Kidd Brewer Stadium and an afternoon workout in the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility. Full Story

Speir, Catamounts Aim Their Sights On 2013

The Western Carolina football took to the turf for two hours at E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters for the first practice of the 2013 season on Friday evening, August 2. Full Story

Brinson Named Rangers' Defender Of Month

Hickory Crawdads All-Star OF Lewis Brinson has been named the Texas Rangers Minor League Defender of the Month for the month of July, becoming the 5th different Crawdad to win a monthly award in 2013. RHP C.J. Edwards (Pitcher of the Month: April), LHP Alexander Claudio (Reliever of the Month: May) LHP Luis Parra (Pitcher of Full Story

Bobcats Sign Two More

Jacquise Moore (Concord, N.C.) and Darryl Bond (Nashville, Tenn.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men's basketball in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Steve Hardin Friday. Both Jacquise and Darryl will make immediate impacts on the court," said Hardin. "They Full Story

ASU Camp Report: August 8

Appalachian State University football wrapped up its first full week of fall camp with a two-hour-and-fifteen-minute practice on Thursday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. A day after Appalachian held its first two-a-day workouts, the seventh day of camp featured just one practice. The Mountaineer donned full pads for

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Sand Gnats Sink 'Dads, 6-3

The Hickory Crawdads got the big bats of Joey Gallo and Nick Williams back off the disabled list Thursday night, but the bolstered lineup came up short against the Savannah Sand Gnats resulting in a 6-3 loss at Grayson Stadium.

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Smith Wins Medal Of Freedom

Former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced this afternoon. Full Story


The preseason honors continue to roll in for junior offensive lineman Antonio Richardson who was named to Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Preseason All-America Second Full Story

ACC Adds Five More Future Bowl Dates

The Atlantic Coast Conference has finalized its partnership with five additional bowl games beginning in 2014. The ACC made the announcement on Wednesday.  Full Story

Rua Promoted To Texas League

Hickory Crawdads All-Star infielder Ryan Rua has been promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders (AA), headlining three separate changes to the 'Dads roster on Thursday.
Rua, 23, had a breakout season with the Crawdads in 2013, leading the South Atlantic League in home runs (29), RBI (82) and extra base hits (54), while also ranking

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Things are really looking up for relief pitcher Greg Holland. Holland, who graduated from McDowell High and Western Carolina University, is having the greatest season of his professional career and the all-star closer has received his first monthly award in Major League Baseball. Holland, a member of the Kansas City Royals, led the Majors Full Story

Crawdads Fall In Exta Innings

The Hickory Crawdads were in position for their 3rd straight walk-off win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday night, but for the first time in the series the 'Dads fell short in a 5-4, 11-inning loss at Crawdads stadium. Full Story

Women's Tennis Reveals Fall Slate

Appalachian State University women's tennis head coach Colin Crothers revealed his squad's schedule for the upcoming fall season on Thursday. The Mountaineers, who Full Story

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